09-15-2015, 01:52 AM
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Quote: More than 2 or 3 days?

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 09-15-2015, 01:58 AM
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Depends - is the razor stored in a damp or dry environment? Is it a stainless or carbon blade? Do you wipe it down or not? it's simply too many variables to give an easy answer.

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 09-15-2015, 02:06 AM
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For example if I would shave once a week and decided to let the razor in the bathroom, should I replace the blade after each use?

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 09-15-2015, 03:02 AM
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I would avoid leaving the blade inside a de razor. Just to be on the safe side of things

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 09-15-2015, 03:07 AM
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So long as its not getting knocked around or wet constantly, I don't see any problems leaving a stainless blade in a razor for a week or 2 or 3.

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 09-15-2015, 08:58 PM
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As a newbie and Accountant,  I would worry about remembering the number of shaves and remaining life of the blade.  To quote Dirty Harry: "I know what you are thinking: did I SHAVE 5 times or 6.  Well, are you feeling lucky?"

I assume a quality stainless steel blade would not deteriorate in sharpness or rust if kept in dry & safe location.  I am guessing being "locked in the razor's head for a long period" would not alter any of the blade's metal properties.  

I might worry with cheap blades and cheap razors.

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 09-15-2015, 09:09 PM
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(09-15-2015, 08:58 PM)SCOV Wrote: As a newbie and Accountant,  I would worry about remembering the number of shaves and remaining life of the blade.  To quote Dirty Harry: "I know what you are thinking: did I SHAVE 5 times or 6.  Well, are you feeling lucky?"

I assume a quality stainless steel blade would not deteriorate in sharpness or rust if kept in dry & safe location.  I am guessing being "locked in the razor's head for a long period" would not alter any of the blade's metal properties.  

I might worry with cheap blades and cheap razors.

A great way to remember is to use a Die (or Dice if you get a lot out of a blade). Put the number of shaves facing up and put the die in front of your razor and you will never forget. I learned this method from others on this forum and you can see them using it in some SOTD pics. It works really well if you don't shave often or have a large rotation or (like me) switch back and forth between DEs and straights.

I agree with your thoughts on stainless vs other materials.

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 09-16-2015, 09:12 AM
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If it's a SS blade and a plated razor I would have more concern for the razor.

Carbon steel, then yes, replace it and don't let it remain in the razor.

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 09-16-2015, 09:17 AM
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(09-15-2015, 09:09 PM)jamesrobson5 Wrote:
(09-15-2015, 08:58 PM)SCOV Wrote: As a newbie and Accountant,  I would worry about remembering the number of shaves and remaining life of the blade.  To quote Dirty Harry: "I know what you are thinking: did I SHAVE 5 times or 6.  Well, are you feeling lucky?"

I assume a quality stainless steel blade would not deteriorate in sharpness or rust if kept in dry & safe location.  I am guessing being "locked in the razor's head for a long period" would not alter any of the blade's metal properties.  

I might worry with cheap blades and cheap razors.

A great way to remember is to use a Die (or Dice if you get a lot out of a blade). Put the number of shaves facing up and put the die in front of your razor and you will never forget. I learned this method from others on this forum and you can see them using it in some SOTD pics. It works really well if you don't shave often or have a large rotation or (like me) switch back and forth between DEs and straights.

I agree with your thoughts on stainless vs other materials.

This is a good recommendation, never read about it before.   Thumbup

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 09-16-2015, 09:25 AM
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(09-16-2015, 09:17 AM)hrfdez Wrote:
(09-15-2015, 09:09 PM)jamesrobson5 Wrote:
(09-15-2015, 08:58 PM)SCOV Wrote: As a newbie and Accountant,  I would worry about remembering the number of shaves and remaining life of the blade.  To quote Dirty Harry: "I know what you are thinking: did I SHAVE 5 times or 6.  Well, are you feeling lucky?"

I assume a quality stainless steel blade would not deteriorate in sharpness or rust if kept in dry & safe location.  I am guessing being "locked in the razor's head for a long period" would not alter any of the blade's metal properties.  

I might worry with cheap blades and cheap razors.

A great way to remember is to use a Die (or Dice if you get a lot out of a blade). Put the number of shaves facing up and put the die in front of your razor and you will never forget. I learned this method from others on this forum and you can see them using it in some SOTD pics. It works really well if you don't shave often or have a large rotation or (like me) switch back and forth between DEs and straights.

I agree with your thoughts on stainless vs other materials.

This is a good recommendation, never read about it before.   Thumbup

Me either... and good tip. I had seen dice in images prior but did not connect the dots. So to speak... 

Myself, I usually choose a single razor for the life of the blade then change after so it is only loaded for a week max.

I have on occasion left on biz/vacation and forgot to remove blade and clean razor but had no ill effect.

I very rarely use carbon blades though...

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 09-16-2015, 09:27 AM
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My thing is that I don't use a blade more than twice Facepalm

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 09-16-2015, 10:53 AM
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(09-16-2015, 09:27 AM)hrfdez Wrote: My thing is that I don't use a blade more than twice Facepalm

I am usually a 3-4 guy but have been able to successfully stretch Feathers to 6-7 lately which is kind of amazing!

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 09-16-2015, 10:56 AM
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(09-16-2015, 10:53 AM)kwsher Wrote:
(09-16-2015, 09:27 AM)hrfdez Wrote: My thing is that I don't use a blade more than twice Facepalm

I am usually a 3-4 guy but have been able to successfully stretch Feathers to 6-7 lately which is kind of amazing!


 Shok Biggrin

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 09-23-2015, 01:27 AM
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i never leave the blade in at all. even if i will reuse it i remove it. i use a small magnet to hold it up high so no one can touch it in between shaves. its small enough where it does not touch the blade edge either.

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 09-23-2015, 01:52 AM
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(09-23-2015, 01:27 AM)mastershake Wrote: i never leave the blade in at all. even if i will reuse it i remove it.

As a person of the leave it in till its time to change blade crowd, interested to know why you remove it?

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 09-23-2015, 02:09 AM
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.......i leave the blade in the razor until it is ready to be changed .........
.........but i do disassemble the razor after each shave..........
.............. i.e. i take out the razor blade, rinse it off and dry it.  i rinse and dry the razor and insert the blade back into the razor...ready for the next shave.

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 09-23-2015, 03:41 AM
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If I want/need to move from one DE razor to another, I just move the blade I am using too? Don't need to "leave it" it any razor then.

If I am moving from a DE to my mongoose then I would generally wait until the blade is being thrown anyway, but even if the blade had some life left I would still bin it as by the time I got back to it, it could be a number of weeks! The mongoose blades last for AGES"!!!!!! :-)

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 09-23-2015, 07:56 AM
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(09-16-2015, 10:56 AM)hrfdez Wrote:
(09-16-2015, 10:53 AM)kwsher Wrote:
(09-16-2015, 09:27 AM)hrfdez Wrote: My thing is that I don't use a blade more than twice Facepalm

I am usually a 3-4 guy but have been able to successfully stretch Feathers to 6-7 lately which is kind of amazing!


 Shok Biggrin
I know... I could eek out more to be honest but it just feels so wrong Smile

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 09-23-2015, 10:34 AM
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As long as it is not a SS razor and it isn't a Carbon blade, I would not worry about it. You can leave the blade in for weeks without issue

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 09-28-2015, 01:28 PM
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I keep a loaded DE in the drawer for when I need a "quickie" shave away from my straights. I've had a blade in my Wolfman for about three weeks and for all appearances and shave feel, the blade could have been in there only since yesterday.

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